This is Elijah, who has just graduated with First Class Degree in Computer Engineering in Malawi. Elijah finished top of his class and second among all the graduates in all disciplines. The Nick Webber Trust has supported Elijah through our partnership with Tikondane Centre for street children, through his primary and secondary schooling and now through five years of undergraduate study, so we are feeling really very proud of him! He is a wonderful role model to younger children, often returning to the Centre to help in practical ways and to offer advice and encouragement. We wish you the best of luck in your future career, Elijah.
Since 2007, Nick Webber Trust has funded places at state boarding schools for children like Elijah, who have been living on the streets and have been assessed by Tikondane Centre as being unable to return to their village or at serious risk of harm in their own communities. Thanks you your support, we will fund at least 26 students in school or tertiary education in the coming academic year.
The Nick Webber Trust would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Jon Webber for all the work he has contributed to our charity over the past thirteen years. Jon was one of our founding trustees.
He set up our highly successful secondary school bursaries scheme, operated in partnership with Temwa, and has been running it since 2007. During that time, Jon organised our first school block building project and our teacher training pilot scheme, both in partnership with Temwa, along with our sponsorship of the award-winning AIDS-awareness film Mawa Langa.
Before that, he organised our project to equip and stock a law library in the Legal Aid Centre in Lilongwe, which Bill Clinton praised in his book Giving. Jon also set up the original legal and financial structures of the trust and has been running our website for the past ten years.
Jon has now stood down as a trustee of the Nick Webber Trust in order to concentrate on other work.
Thanks for everything, Jon. And all the very best for whatever you do next.
Roll up, roll up for this year’s NWT Garden Party. Get updates on all our projects, and at the same time enjoy a tombola, a chance to win the famous Malawi Gin in the raffle, a Bring and Buy stall, and cakes to put the royal wedding in the shade.
1 Apple Tree Walk, Clymping, West Sussex, BN17 5QN. July 16th, from 2pm.
Nearest train stations are Ford and Littlehampton (we can arrange pick ups).
The Nick Webber Trust would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Chris Holmes for all the work he has contributed to our charity over the past thirteen years. Chris was one of our founding trustees. His contributions to our discussions were grounded in an unusually wide-ranging experience of project planning and management. His legal advice and sound strategic judgment have been invaluable and were always delivered with a characteristic precision and gentle wit.
Chris has now stood down as a trustee of the Nick Webber Trust in order to concentrate on other work. See you around, big man. And all the very best for everything you do.
Our annual garden party will be on Saturday 3rd June. We would love it if you could join us for an afternoon of tea and cakes. There will probably be sunshine and there will certainly be an update on all our projects.
No need to let us know you’re coming. Just turn up any time from 2pm to 5pm at 1 Apple Tree Walk, Climping, West Sussex, BN17 5QN.
Hope to see you there!